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CEO of Financial Couselling WA on the withdrawal of funding for financial counsellors in WA

With the economy weakening, and job losses on the horizon for many West Australians, many are turning to financial counsellors for support- but the sector is also being hit with budget cuts, and is expected to lose around 50 jobs this year. For more on the perfect storm this might create, we spoke to Charles […]

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Simone Van Hattem with the latest on the Protect Peaceful Protest campaign in WA

Simone Van Hattem with the latest on the Protect Peaceful Protest campaign in WA, a group concerned with legislation the Barnett government is attempting to push through parliament that would criminalise protest. “We are concerned that the punishments defined in the bill, up to $24000 or 24 months’ imprisonment, will act as a deterrent to […]

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Equal love and LGBTI rights campaigner Farida Iqbal on the historic supreme court ruling in the US for marriage equality

Equal love and LGBTI rights campaigner Farida Iqbal on the historic supreme court ruling in the US for marriage equality and what it means for the Australian campaign. We speak with her also about the upcoming rally in Perth (5th July) –www.facebook.com/events/835882479842128/

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Bella Bropho on the Police Invasion of Matagarup Refugee Camp

Bella Bropho discusses the latest police invasion of the refugee camp at Matagarup. She is one of the participants in this camp and the interview was recorded at the site. This is a sacred Indigenous site that is serving as a refugee camp for people who are being affected by the closure of Indigenous communities. […]

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Tammy Solonec on Amnesty report finding Aboriginal youths 24 times more likely to be in detention

Tammy Solonec Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Manager at Amnesty International Australia speaks with us about their new report which finds Aboriginal youths are 24 times more likely to be in detention. The report is available from the following link – www.amnesty.org.au/images/uploads/…onal_report.pdf

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Ben Pennings on Beyond Green’s recent stunt highlighting banks’ dodgy support for mining companies

Earlier this month, a group of animals, including a grumpy koala, marched into an ANZ bank in Sydney to ask for a home loan, since their current habitat is under threat from Maules Creek mine, which ANZ is funding. The stunt was organized by Beyond Green to highlight banks’ dodgy support for mining companies, and […]

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Malou Logan on the Campaign to Free Mary Jane Veloso

Malou Logan, vice chair person of Gabriela Australia discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso. Veloso is a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. She has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 […]

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Kieran Bennett from Anarchist Affinity on Confronting United Patriot Front Fascists

Kieran Bennett from Anarchist Affinity discusses a recent counter-protest against a United Patriots Front fascist protest in Melbourne. United Patriots Front is a spin off organisation from the racist Reclaim Australia movement. Bennett also discusses the need for a broad anti-fascist movement in Australia, that includes, but is not limited to, directly confronting fascists in […]

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